Chargé d’Affaires Patricia Lacina and the Country Team hosted the consuls general from Mission India’s four consulates for a “Consuls General Conclave,” during the first week of November. Normally a quarterly gathering, this was the first opportunity for Mission India’s leadership team to meet in person since 2019 due to the onset of the global pandemic. The full agenda included discussions of post-COVID-19 workplace posture and flexibilities, diversity and inclusion initiatives, professional development opportunities for all staff, integrated country strategy goals and priorities, further strengthening cooperation with India, and further advancing the U.S.-India Comprehensive Global Strategic Partnership. From left: Consul General Kolkata Melinda M. Pavek, Consul General Hyderabad Joel R. Reifman, Chargé d’Affaires Patricia A. Lacina, Acting Deputy Chief of Mission Brian Heath, Consul General Chennai Judith Ravin, and Consul General Mumbai David J. Ranz.
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